Victims of intimate partner abuse can receive legal representation from attorneys on staff on a sliding scale fee. Legal needs for divorce, paternity, restraining order and post decree representation can be met by our expertly trained attorneys. Applications for legal services can be submitted through the agency Legal Helpline, EXPO court outreach services or advocate case managers. Assignments and case acceptance for representation are made based on attorney availability, potential for legal remedy, and victim circumstances. Limited fee adjustments are available for those victims unable to secure funds to support the legal representation; these waivers are granted after review by a staff committee. Services are provided for flat fees that are charged based on income.
When legal representation is not available the attorneys on staff may also offer legal consultations free of charge. These consultations entail a one-time meeting to answer questions or concerns about issues that may arise from the divorce, paternity, or restraining order procedure.
Please call our Legal Helpline at (808) 531-3771 for more information.